Painting your home can have a major impact on its curb appeal and the appearance of the interior. A fresh coat of paint can bring new life to your home, make it more attractive to potential buyers, and even add value. It's also a fairly quick home improvement project that offers a lot of bang for your buck. While you can paint your home yourself, for the best results you will want to hire a professional. Here are three things that you should discuss with your painting contractor about painting your home.
When it comes to painting your home, there are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to paint. Both interior and exterior paint is available in a wide array of colors, finishes, and textures. Interior paints are typically either oil-based or latex. Popular finishes for interior paints include satin, eggshell, gloss, semi-glass, and flat. When it comes to exterior paint, acrylic paint is typically used but oil-based paints are also available. Popular exterior finishes include high gloss, semi-gloss, and satin or eggshell. Your contractor will be able to help you determine which paint will work best for your home.
The cost to paint your home will vary depending on the paint used, the size of your home, and the difficulty of painting. The average cost to paint the interior of a home is $6,900 or between $2 and $5 per square foot. On average, the cost to paint the exterior of a home is between $1,710 and $3,969. The cost per square foot works out to between $0.50 and $3.50 per square foot. Whether you are planning on paint your home's interior, exterior, or both, it's important to discuss your budget with your painting contractor.
How long it takes to paint your home will depend on the type of paint used, weather conditions, and of course the size of your home. Discussing your timeline with your painting contractor is key. Often furniture and other items will need to be moved and it can be difficult to navigate through the home as it's being painted. To paint the outside of a home it typically will take a professional crew around 120 man hours. When it comes to interior painting, it can take between two and four days to paint an average sized room.
A fresh coat of paint can have a major impact on the appearance of your home. However, there are a few key things that you should discuss with your painting contractor or a company like Fagan Painting. Discussing your options, budget, and timeline will ensure that your home gets the paint job you are looking for.